Meet 'LEO,' The Skateboarding Robot

Part walker, part flier, LEO is the first robot that uses multi-joint legs and propeller-based thrusters to achieve a fine degree of control over its balance.

"We drew inspiration from nature. Think about the way birds are able to flap and hop to navigate telephone lines," says Soon-Jo Chung , corresponding author and Bren Professor of Aerospace and Control and Dynamical Systems.